News Definitors

New Secretary for information

New Secretary for information

After almost six years, Fr Emilio José Martínez has left the secretariat for information and internet at the General Curia. He will be replaced by Fr José Pereira, ocd, from the Province of Avignon-Aquitaine. We are thankful to Fr Emilio for his years of service. We welcome Fr José Pereira, […]

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Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

On February 24, Fr. Francisco Javier Jaramillo died in our monastery in Manrique (Medellin, Colombia). He was a member of our Colombian Province of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Born on the 5th of December 1939, on the same date of 1957 he made his religious profession. After completing […]

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Return to normality

Return to normality

On December the 3rd, the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, we received exceptionally good news in the General Curia: molecular tests for the detection of coronavirus gave a negative result. Thus, was overcome the COVID-19 contagious situation that lasted in the General House for one month. None of those infected […]

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COVID-19

COVID-19

Our communities of brothers and sisters have not been left out of the pandemic affecting all of humanity. Right from the beginning we have tried to accompany and help those closest to us in various ways and joining the pope and the Church in prayer for all mankind. As in […]

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News from the Teresianum

News from the Teresianum

Recently, on the 18th of September, the Theological Faculty and the Teresianum Pontifical Institute of Spirituality presented to the public, in the Aula Magna, the products of the Raybotics brand that have been acquired by the Curia General in order to provide the Faculty with the necessary means to disinfect […]

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Definitory Meeting

Definitory Meeting

On June 1, the General Definitory began its quarterly meeting. A hallmark of this meeting is the confinement of the Superior General and Definitors in the General House in Rome since the last meeting in March. Logically, there have been no visits to provinces or travel of any kind, although […]

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General Definitory

General Definitory

The Father General as well as the Definitors are in Rome in the Generalate, according to the norms established by the Italian government in response to the crisis generated by COVID-19 which affects practically the entire world. From there, they wish first to send a fraternal greeting to all the […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the General Government of the Order is good and […]

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Materials for reflection

Materials for reflection

In order to encourage and assist the Discalced Carmelite communities in reflecting on the Declaration on our Charism, the Order’s Secretariat for Information has prepared a series of audio-visual materials. The project has been approved and coordinated by the General Definitory Three videos are now available in which Frs Saverio […]

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News from the Definitory meeting

News from the Definitory meeting

Since the first part of January, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General, is conducting the pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat which will conclude with the celebration of the Commissariat Chapter. Fr. P. Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, will be present in several preparatory plenary councils of the provincial chapters in Italy. […]

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News about Fr General

News about Fr General

Fr Saverio Cannistrà, our General, took part in the ordinary meeting of the Union of Superiors General, held at Ariccia, Rome, Italy, between the 27th and 29th of November. After participating in the audience that Pope Francis offered to all the members of the meeting, he moved to the Teresianum, […]

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Study of the Declaration on our Charism

Study of the Declaration on our Charism

As reported in the Definitory’s September letter (11/09/19), within the context of the process of rereading our laws initiated after the Avila Chapter (2015) and taking into account what was approved by the Goa Extraordinary Definitory (2019), the General Definitory has prepared a first draft of the Declaration on our […]

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